LEADS Center for Student Leadership Development

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Daemen College offers many programs throughout the year that will aid all students in developing their leadership skills. Below are a list of upcoming events sponsored by the LEADS Center or other Daemen College student service departments.

Do you have a question about LEADS? Feel free to contact the office of Orientation & Student Leadership at 716-839-8494 or at LEADS.

 

 

Fall 2014

 

September 23

Speakers Series:
ONE NIGHT
One night…a group of close friends…alcohol…flirtation…and later, a conflicting story. Find out what happens when one friend accuses another of raping her in this interactive play.
           Wick Center, Social Room  ~ 7:00pm-8:00pm 
            Online Reservations has closed, feel  free to register at the door. 
            Sponsored by: The LEADS Center, Residence Life, Student Activities & Student Affairs

September 29

Speakers Series:
TIME MANAGEMENT
Study - Meetings - Friends - Events - Job - Eat - Sleep! How do you fit it all in? It doesn’t have to be that hard. Come to this workshop to find out strategies for not only doing it all, but doing it well. 
        Wick Center, Alumni Lounge  ~ 10:10am-11:05am 
        Light Refreshments will be provided 
        Online Reservations has closed, feel  free to register at the door. 
        Sponsored by: The LEADS Center & The Learning Center

October 2

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series:
AVOIDING THE PITFALLS OF PROCRASTINATION   
Do you constantly put off tasks then find yourself scrambling with limited time and fast-approaching deadlines? Do you know you could have done better, if only you had started sooner? Do you live to cross items off your To Do list, but find that you haven't accomplished anything at the end of the day? If so, this workshop is for you! Learn to identify common and surprising ways we procrastinate, and develop strategies to overcome your procrastination habits. By implementing ideas discussed during this workshop you will be on your way to building a more productive life academically, professionally and personally. 
        Wick Center, Alumni Lounge ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
        Lunch will be provided 
        Online Reservations has closed, feel  free to register at the door. 
        Sponsored by: The LEADS Center & The Learning Center

October 7

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series:
THE KEY TO SUCCESSFUL EVENTS
Planning an event can seem like an overwhelming task.  By breaking the process down into steps and following a few simple rules you will learn the keys to having a very successful event.
        Wick Center, Alumni Lounge ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
        Lunch will be provided 
        Online Reservations has closed, feel  free to register at the door. 
        Sponsored by: The LEADS Center

October 9

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series:
EMBRACING CHANGE
Change is a part of life- personally or professionally.  In order to be successful, we have to know why- and perhaps more importantly, how to effectively manage it. This session will help us to understand why change is hard, the roles people assume when going through change, and how to deal with it.
        Wick Center, Alumni Lounge ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
        Lunch will be provided 
        Online Reservations has closed, feel  free to register at the door. 
        Sponsored by: The LEADS Center & Student Affairs

October 23

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series:
TAKING CARE OF YOU: HOW TO COPE WHEN STRESSED
Daemen's Director of Counseling Services will teach you about the different types of stress and help you identify ways to keep yourself healthy and happy while coping with the stressors of school and life. Come prepared to listen, share, learn, and relax. 
        Wick Center, Alumni Lounge  ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
        Lunch will be provided 
        Online Reservations has closed, feel  free to register at the door. 
        Sponsored by: The LEADS Center & Counseling Services

October 29

Speakers Series:
THE GOLDEN PADDLE
If the world as we know it ended tomorrow, which subject has the most to contribute to the future of civilization? YOU decide! Faculty members will present arguments about the importance of their fields. Only one can win! Only one gets the Golden Paddle Award of the Year! And YOU decide!
        Wick Center, Social Room  ~ 10:10am-11:05am  and repeated from 12:20pm-1:15pm
          Online Reservations has closed, feel  free to register at the door. 
        Sponsored by: The LEADS Center, Title III Retention Activities, & IND 101

November 4

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series:
CREATING A SPENDING PLAN & STAYING OUT OF DEBT
Now that you're in college, you have a lot more responsibility.  However, we have the information and tools you need to manage these new demands.   In this workshop, you'll learn how to manage your money while in school and establish wise spending habits that will carry you throughout your lifetime.  Learn how to create a spending plan, reach your financial goals, and avoid unnecessary debt from the start.
        Wick Center, Alumni Lounge  ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
        Lunch will be provided 
        Reservations Required
        Sponsored by: The LEADS Center and Financial Aid

November 6

Speakers Series:
EMPOWERING YOU TOWARDS INDEPENDENCE
This session will focus on ways students might empower themselves toward independence and self-advocacy.   Developing improved decision-making processes is a journey that requires us to commit and be willing to change patterns of behavior.  The presenters will also address the oft-neglected feelings associated with the hard work and courage it takes to become aware of disempowering habits and making the choice to change them.
        Wick Center, Alumni Lounge ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
        Lunch will be provided
        Reservations Required
        Sponsored by: The LEADS Center, Student Success Center, and Institutional Advancement

November 11

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series:
CHARACTERISTICS OF A LEADER: THE ART OF BRAND BUILDING
This presentation will provide participants the necessary information on how to build a positive “brand” for themselves both professionally and personally.
        Wick Center, Alumni Lounge ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
        Lunch will be provided
        Reservations Required
        Sponsored by: The LEADS Center and Housing & Residence Life

November 13

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series:
SOCIAL MEDIA:  PROS & CONS OF HAVING THE WORLD IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND
Add me as a friend…tag me in a photo…follow me!  Social Media is everywhere on the college campus, and now it’s time to understand how it is used.  In this innovative presentation, students will learn how social media can affect your personal and professional career.  This is an interactive presentation that will allow all Daemen students to discuss and give their opinions on how to use social media on today’s college campus while also preparing for your future!
        Wick Center, Alumni Lounge ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
        Lunch will be provided
        Reservations Required
        Sponsored by: The LEADS Center and Housing & Residence Life

November 20

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series:
YOGA FOR STRESS RELIEF
Join us for a relaxing yoga class.  This class will include mindful, gentle stretches, breathwork (pranayama) to relieve tension, and a guided systematic relaxation at the end of class.  Please bring a small pillow and a blanket for the relaxation portion of the class.
        Wick Center, Alumni Lounge ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
        Lunch will be provided
        Reservations Required
        Sponsored by: The LEADS Center

 

Leadership for YOU!

Attention Faculty, Staff & Students:

Want us to develop a workshop for your class or organization or have topic ideas for future programming? Contact the LEADS Center and we will design a program meeting your needs or the needs of your class or organization.

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